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Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,108
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,673
Gots: 469 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged 2 years in 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels.

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 10-07-2010)
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Bottle #4087

Appearance: Semi-vigorous pour into a snifter yields tan head over black. The 3/4 inch head dissipates rather quickly leaving a ring that hangs around.

Smell: Bitter chocolate, milk chocolate, bourbon (with the requisite oak, vanilla and caramel), dark roast coffee. Later, as it warms a bit, cherry and hay.

Taste: Chocolate, dark dried fruit, coffee, vanilla, and, oh yes, there is definitely heat from the bourbon.

Mouthfeel: Nice, considering the age.

Overall: So glad I finally opened one and even more glad I have another! This is a special, special beer. I will try to share the other one. ;)

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Held on to this one for a few years and cracked it at a special date. I'm a big fan of regular Bourbon Country, so I've got a pretty good handle on how the regular stuff tastes.

This is a different animal.

Pours as thick and lifeless as you can expect, but after that, it is damn near perfection. Chocolate, smoke, heat, perfume, spice, vanilla, coffee, wood, caramel, time, delicacy, velvet. There is just so much complexity in this, it's hard to properly describe.

I'll have to use a phrase a brewer once told me describes exceptional beers.

"It tastes like memories."

Beautiful beer.

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Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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